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Friday, October 07, 2011

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

Gil and Inez travel to Paris to enjoy a vacation while her parents are there on business. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel, he happens to fall in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they are married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920's were the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing: A get together with all the famous artists from the past.

Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he is about to marry.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Carla Bruni, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody

Why I loved this film: I found amazing the contrast between the different times and the appearance of all the writers I read while growing up, namely Ernest Hemingway and T.S. Eliot. The whole movie was very well done, with pretty funny and clever dialogues. The way the scenes moved so rapidly from the 1920's to the year 2010 and so forth just showed once again the sagacity of Woody Allen as he rewrites history "Hollywood Style"!
I also loved the moral of the story: We should all make the most of life in our own time and show a little more indifference to a past that may not have existed as we know it.
In the end, whatever happens, just follow your heart!

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